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10/11/12 10/11/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from los alamos, new mexico, this is "democracy now!" [explosion] >> the familiar mushroom cloud hurling the deadly radiation to the heavens. >> in the special broadcast from just outside los alamos national laboratory, we look at the radioactive legacy of new mexico. the atomic bomb used in world war ii were designed and developed here. new mexico still plays a key role in maintaining the nation's massive nuclear arsenal. >> it is revitalizing its nuclear weapons production base, and again, the laboratories -- mark my words -- as the republicans already wrote, they are calling for or attempting to demand a "modern or had" that means a new designs. >> we will speak with jay coghlan of nuclear watch new mexico. and los alamos whistleblower chuck montaÑo. devastationt the uranium mining has had with leona morgan from navajo dinÉ against uranium mining. and michael reynolds on how he is quitting radically sustainable living operations through worship biotecture. >> the soldiers and all of the armies and all of th
from new mexico, the south valley. and we ended up living in new mexico tomorrow. while she was doing research for her dissertation on addiction. shout out to stanford, we have some stanford people remitting here tonight. [laughter] and so i followed angela onto another landscape, northern new mexico, which i'd already seen. i'd been there a couple times as a tourist when i was younger. but we've all seen northern new mexico represented artistically ad nauseam. whether it's, you know, the little postcard in the carousel in a truck stop or ansel adams, georgia o'keefe, the writers, films, how many westerns, you know, have we seen that have the landscape of mesas and buttes? northern new mexico if particular has a very powerful draw i in terms of its enchanced landscape. indeed, the state -- official state nickname of new mexico is land of enchantment which carries a whiff, i think, of new age mysticism with it and makes it soft and glowy and warm and fuzzy and tends to on sure a much more complicated reality. and ultimately, that's what desert america is about. it's how we imagine the
the way congressmen heinrich wants to do and we would lose another 4,300 jobs here in new mexico. i think what we need to do is extend all of the tax rates that we have now and go through a yearlong process of the tax simplification. takeout almost all of the exemptions and special provisions, lower the rates and broaden the base and give ourselves a tax code that is through econmic growth. then we also hae to control spending and have spending growth that is lower than the rate of growth of our economy. we are also going to have to reform some big programs, and i believe that the media last budget amendment to the constitution. >> moderator: i saw you make of these ovr there. you have 45 seconds for a rebuttal. heinrich: we have a pretty simple proposition here. you can either embre the kind of approach the congresswoman has embraced. she signed this pledge to support the cut cabin balance program. that is a tea party approach to balancing the budget it has no new revenue even for the wealthiest of americans and it is so draconian that would require deep cuts in social security and medic
of utah, we thank you both for running. >>> the new mexico senate race where heinrich and wilson debated for the last time. this comes from new mexico. >> moderator: i'm tom, and welcome to the u.s. senate debate. our sponsor is aarp, glad you're with us. this debate is sigh mull cast on 770kklb am, and joining us on the stage, there's democratic candidate martin, and republican candidate heather wilson vying to replace jeff bingaman who is retiring. each candidate has a minute for an open statement, and later, a minute for closing statements. the candidates have one minute to answer each question and then 45 seconds each for rebuttals. later, candidates can ask the other candidate is question, often very enjoyable. the answers will be limited to one minute, and each will have 45 seconds for rebuttal. martin won the coin toss, select to go second with his opening statement, so heather wilson, please go ahead with your companies statement. wilson: thank you, tom, for hosting this. we have two kids at home, one about ready for college, and the other who is the queen of her universe in high
. >> new mexico senator is not running for reelection. the candidates -- the cook political report rates it as a leading democratic. the congressman has represented new mexico since 2009. ms. wilson represented the first sister, 1998 until 2009. live coverage is courtesy of klb tv. -- kob-tv >> our sponsor is aarp. we are glad you are with us. this debate is being simulcast on 770 kkob am. joining us on the stage is democratic candidate martin heinrich and republican candidate heather wilson. both candidates have agreed to the debate rules. each candidate will have one minute to make an opening statement. later, they will have one minute for a closing statement. the candidates will be given one minute to answer each question and then 45 seconds each for rebuttals. later, the candidates will be allowed to ask the other candidate a question, which is often very enjoyable. the answers will be limited to one minute each and answers will be -- and there will be 45 seconds for a revival. martin heinrich won the coin toss and has elected to go second. heather wilson, please go ahead with your o
in the state of new mexico. it is not just jobs. it takes $700 billion out of medicare. there is only one candidate for the united states senate tonight to has voted to cut medicare. i also believe that and increases the cost of health care. we are seeing that already come close to $3,000 increase in health insurance premiums. it is going to cost a lot of our -- cause are rural hospitals to close. i worked on the health care improvement act. i do not mind if my kids are on my insurance. i want them out of my refrigerator, but i do not mind if they are on my insurance. i think people should be able to buy insurance across deadlines. those things will help to control the cost of healthcare. the cost of health care is the real problem. >> i am very proud of the work we did to reform health care in this country. a father came up to me in the middle of that debate and encapsulate it what it meant for his family. he said, my daughter has epilepsy. when she pops out in her coverage and is no longer eligible because she's too old, there is not a single insurance plan that will take care. that is
heinrich heather wilson. this is about one hour. >> next to him, the deputy director of the new mexico. and john, kfox night anger. -- night anchor. is going to start with the first question. >> heather wilson wrote the affordable care act is unconstitutional because of the individual mandate. if not thrown out by the supreme court, it should be repealed and replaced. martin heinrich voted for the bill. what should the replacement be? if it is to be kept, what changes should be made? >> i think it is important to understand why it should be repealed and replaced. it was a mistake. it is already costing jobs in the state of new mexico. it is not just jobs. it takes $700 billion out of medicare. there is only one candidate for the united states senate tonight who has voted to cut medicare. i also believe that it increases the cost of health care. we are seeing that already come close to $3,000 increase in health insurance premiums. it is going to cause our rural hospitals to close. i worked on the health care improvement act. i do not mind if my kids are on my insurance. i want them out
. new mexico, joseph. hello. caller: this is a perfect segue, the chart she was just showing. obviously new mexico, we have lost a whole industry and construction. which means, that is a lot of entry-level positions, especially coming out of high school. i see so many kids, 19, 20, 21 that are coming out of high school, they cannot even get a part-time job and they are homeless. if we had a construction industry, we had to switch service, instead of new home construction, to stay in business, we had to move into a grudge just to do our work in a storage unit. host: do you own your own home? guest: i do. my mortgage is very low. it is $60,000 or so. that is what i go on it. it started out at maybe $100,000. host: thank you. guest: that is very indicative of the situation. even the we see signs of a rebound in housing, the construction industry is still getting its foot back on the ground. you are seeing younger workers suffer any long-term consequences of what is happening in the economy. even if we do recover in terms of gdp and construction, there are consequences that will continue to
by these principles. >> are they principles you had and used when you were governor of new mexico? >> always, always, and i actually delivered one of my state of the state addresses using the seven principles. look, here's how we need to conduct ourselves, and, anyway, just very -- very common sense. >> if you would, your philosophy and libertarian's philosophy on the role of government, the right size of government. >> so libertarian philosophy, with a broad brush stroke, the notion that most of us in the country are socially accepting and that we're fiscally responsible. that's a broad brush stroke, a broad brush stroke is wearing a pin lapel pin saying "i'm pro-choice regarding everything." well, pro-choice regarding everything means that actually if your choices involve putting other people in harm's way or your choices defraud or harm another human being, then that's when the government -- that's where the government has a role, to protect us against individuals, groups, corporations that would do us harm. >> as governor, did you -- did you shrink the size of the state government? do you -- you
was able to finally land on his feet just about 45 miles away from roswell, new mexico where this mission began for him early this morning. incredible feat here. still unclear whether he was able to break that record and become the first human to break that sound barrier. we do know that he has already set a record being the first human to go the highest one has ever gone in a manned balloon. that we know, and there is his picture of his mom right there. earlier she was in tears during his ascent into space, and now much relief for mom ava there, the first time she's actually left europe and there in roswell, new mexico to eyewitness this flight in history. this was not a nasa project, this was a commercial project, but many people who were part of this mission form he wierly wor with nasa. pretty incredible stuff we've been watching this afternoon. we want to bring you up to date on two very important stories we continue to follow. this, the felix baumgartner place in history, and we also want to report to you this very sad news, the death of one of the most prominent politicians to serv
. >>> and the weather was finally perfect in new mexico, allowing felix baumgartner to pull off his death-defying skydive. it was a 4:20 free fall. everyone watching was holding their breath. >> my stom match was up here. he shattered all kinds of record. he became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound. ryan owens has more on fearless fel felix. >> reporter: he began his improbable journey to the edge of space. for 2 1/2 hours, the 43-year-old austrian skydiver floated to 24 miles up. 128,000 feet above the new mexico desert where he opened his capsule, hung his feet out the door. was reminded to remove his seat belt. saluted. and just jumped. he plummeted at 833 miles per hour. so fast, the only way to see him was this infrared camera. the first human to break the sound barrier with just his body, no yet, no rocket. he tumbled out of control for a few tense seconds then righted himself and managed to make a sound. it was enough for mom. high winds delayed liftoff last week. nothing, it seemed, could keep him from the stratosphere. he returned to earth on his feet, with a record
to attack federal fourses in new mexico. journalist predicted that blood would soon be spilled in the halls of congress, and guns were drawn. in fact. and yet in the end, a solution, a compromise was found. the questions i began with were, how? how did congress make a paralyzed system actually work? and what would a close examination of the debates reveal about the costs of unyielding partisanship, and about the nature of compromise, and about the human qualities that it took to bridge a divide that many americans feared could never be crossed. and i should say, i also fell in love with the orator of the 1850s. the politicians of the time spoke per swayssively and provocatively and passionately in language that was so splendid it reached the level of literature. incidentally, all the speeches were available, down loadable for free, the library of congress. they make great reading, most of them. and thanks to the library of congress, they're making them available. the spin doctors argued and grammatically challenged messages that that today passes for political communication truly is patheti
and on drugs. i was in mexico city where i had been lucky enough to go under a book contract from new york. i got an advance from a new york publishers to write a book, dream come true. in mexico city by november of 1997 i crossed the deadline and didn't have a word written and i was broke and i called the only friend i could count on at that point because my life style led me to destroy a lot of my personal relationships. i called the performance artist from coast to rico who lived in the united states for many years and a solidarity network and politics in the 1980s and i said -- of set of circumstances led her to cruise from topics of central america. everybody has a story in the desert of how they got there. ness service, 100 miles, the town of 29 homes, i saw myself driven to go further out and her friends were in the village near the edge of a beautiful national park. you have a joshua tree and if you haven't been there you know you 2's album at least. you know what a joshua tree looks like. crazy arms going this way and that. i wanted to go further out. there is something existential d
than a month to the big day we are taking a closer look at different states, including new mexico today. the state has only five electoral votes. every vote will count. the folks have picked the winner in seven of the last eight presidential elections. the key to new mexico is the latino population there, the largest in the country. that is the voting block that both candidates are wooing. the president is leading in polls there but the race could be more competitive than it looks with still more than a month some go. michael coleman is the washington bureau chief for the albuquerque journal. your sense of things was that the race was closer. do you feel that way now? >> i do feel that way the national polls have had the race as much as 10, 14 points. we had a poll that showed the race 5 points a couple of weeks ago. it will be interesting to see what happens in the next 30 days. you hit the nail on the head when you said romney's performance among hispanic voters in new mexico will be absolutely critical. jenna: anything in the debate you think will particularly resonate with the resi
are about to take a pounding. and this hail in new mexico is just one sign of what's to come. >>> slow ride. thousands line the streets of los angeles as the space shuttle "endeavour" moves to its retirement home. it's a 2-day, 12-mile trip, costing $10 million. we're live this morning, showing you what it takes to move a spacecraft when it's here on earth. >>> the bridal bandit. caught on tape. police are looking for a woman accused of ripping off a wedding gown worth 5 grand. and wait until you see who she has with her at the time. >>> and love lessons. taylor swift talks about her relationships past and present, in her most candid interview yet. what does she really think of john mayer? and did she really kidnap a kennedy? the country darling opens up. >>> do you want to repeat that on-air, dan, what you just said? >> i'm getting abused here. >> this is my jam is what dan harris said. >> even news anchors get a little emo at times, people. >>> with three days until the next presidential debate, team obama is soliciting celebrity help this morning. what role will bruce springsteen and mor
las vegas. one of them was new mexico governor who serves as the honorary co-chair of his outreach committee. this begins with some brief remarks who introduces his colleague from utah. from summerlin nevada this is about 10 minutes. >> this is a gentleman -- i've been in the united states senate for 17 months. this is a gentleman who took me under his wings. this is someone i call a real trusted friend. this is someone when the republicans take the majority of the united states senate, this gentleman is going to be the chairman of the finances committee. what a difference. what a difference that will make for america. so let me introduce you. >> thank you so much. helller deserves election here. he's a terrific addition to the senate. so get out and tell everybody to vote for joe heller. they are really good candidates. what did you think of that romney debate? the democrats couldn't admit they got beaten so they started calling him a liar. how about our boy paul ryan, wasn't he great? you can see what a great team they're going to make. vine a true policy walk. he's one of the br
new mexico. >> you are going up to a hostile environment. >> reporter: do you think you're ready for that? >> i know mi ready for that. because i have been trained the last five years. >> reporter: baumgartner a 43-year-old austrian and elite skydiver will rise before day break in a capsule lifted by a helium balloon 55 stories tall. the ascent will take three hours. temperatures will fall as low as minus 70 degrees. when he jumps baumgartner wearing a pressurized suit will be in freefall for five minute, top speed could hit 700 miles per hour and with become the first human in freefall to break the speed of sound. >> nobody can tell me what happens to the human body in freefall flying at supersonic speed so even if we have been testing a lot and rehearse, the last couple of years, we are not going to know the answer until we do it for real. >> i'm the only person in the world that knows what he is going through within jose kittinger held the sky die record since 1960 when the air force captain jumped from 102,000 feet, that's 19 miles up. kittinger, now 84, is helping train baum
gary johnson. the former republican governor of new mexico talks about his view of the two-party system and obstacles for third-party candidates. from "washington journal," this is 40 minutes. >> host: joining us now is gary johnson, the former governor of new mexico, a republican 1995-2003 who is now the libertarian presidential nominee, and gary johnson, first question. when you look at the major party candidates and this year's cycle, what's missing in the debate and the dialogue? and what do you wring to the table -- what do you bring to the table? >> guest: well, how about truth for starters. the notion that both obama and romney are arguing over who's going to spend more money on medicare when we need to have a raging debate and discussion in this country on how we slash medicare spending because if we don't, um, i believe that we're going to find ourselves in the midst of a monetary collapse as a result of continuing to borrow and spend money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar that we spend. >> host: so what are you seeing out there on that particular issue? what's your
new mexico avenue northwest. it used to be, if you remember, sutton gourmet in that little shopping center. now it's a fak louse new tall -- fabulous new italian restaurant. they even have gelato and italian desserts and great pastas. and of course the pizzas. what are you preparing? >> these are one ever the dishes -- of the dishes we served for the "esquire" magazine. we prepare fresh mushroom. you can use port bellow. -- portabella. almost the same. olive oil, garlic, parsley. black pepper, salt. a little bit more olive oil on the top. >> that's it? >> that's it. italian cooking is good ingredients and technique. >> that's very simple. then you wrap it up and no fancy dish? just wrap it up in aluminum foil? >> like that you put it in the oven at 400. depends on the size of the mushrooms. usually it's between 12 and 15 minutes. >> that's all? >> then you just bring it in front of your guests and you open them up. >> you have one that's already prepared. let's see what it looks like. >> the pan is hot. >> be careful, chef. >> you bring it to the customer and open it like this. smel
above new mexico he became a human missile. felix baumgartner was able to reach such great heights thanks to that helium balloon. in order for a safe liftoff winds could be no more than 3 miles per hour. on his way up, felix baumgartner's breath fogged up his helmet and he complained the the air inside his viesor was not warm enough. the problem was never fixed. >> could see a little bit of frost and for about 30 minutes it looked like we might have to abort the mission. >> reporter: the crew decided the jump was safe. the free fall is the highest known to man but not the longest. it lasted four minutes and 20 seconds. 16 seconds shorter than joe kitinger's record set more than half a century ago. he helped train felix baumgartner and was there from liftoff to landing. >> talk about the right stuff. felix baumgartner's feat came on the 62nd anniversary when chuck yeager first broke the sound barrier. yeager is now 89 years old. flight yesterday flying in the back seat of a fighter. he broke the speed barrier back in 1947. >>> from super sonic travel to a slow speed voyage. coming u
to free fall from the edge of space and go towards the new mexico desert. the plan, years in the making, is astounding. felix baumgartner will try to make a supersonic, stratosphere jump, from 23 miles high and breaking the sound barrier with speeds of 700 miles per hour. baumgartner, an austrian p paratrooper says he is ready for the challenge. >> it's almost here. this is my biggest dream. we're one step closer. and i'm almost there. i feel good at the moment. >> reporter: along with baumgartner's nerves of steal, the mission requires cutting-edge equipment. he'll strap on a special helmet, get into a pressurized suit and liftoff from roswell, new mexico. it will be hoisted by a balloon with 30 million cubic feet of helium. its skin much thinner than a ziploc baggy. it's so huge, i'm would cover 40 acres if laid flat. the ride up will take close to three hours. and then, the sky blast and the open site, the moment of truth. >> that one step forward, you know, is an important step because you know you're coming home. you're going back to a very healthy environment again because you've
a qvc host >>> breaking news right now in new mexico. extreme athlete felix bumgarner cancelled his planned freefall because of high winds. here he is suited up getting out of the capsule attached to the helium balloon and ed into the sky in the hopes of setting a stunning new record. -- the 43-year-old planned to jump into the new mexico desert from 23 miles up his dream to break the sound barrier and hit speeds of 700 miles per hour will have to wait until the weather gets better. >>> this year's nobel prize in physics goes to a uc berkeley graduate and a french scientist. david wineland will share the prize with serge haroche of france. the committee is crediting the two with new ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them that may lead the way to super fast commuters and the most precise clocks ever seen. >>> for one home shopping channel, the show must go on even if one of its guest host isn't feeling up to the task. >> mom and dad wants them to be safe. but you know --. >> are you okay? >> okay. what it does it gives us an opportunity for us to be -- >> he did as
the batwill be ho >>you kn thehow mt go on. what hapnsexthen a >>> breaking news right now in new mexico. extreme athlete felix bumgarner cancelled his planned freefall because of high winds. here he is suited up getting out of the capsule attached to e heliu balln a ed into e skin t pesf seing a snning new recd. -- the 43-year-old planned to jump into the new mexico desert from 23 miles up his dream to break the sound barrier and hit speeds of 700 miles per hour will have to wait until the weather gets better. >>> this year's nobel prize in physics goes to a uc berkeley graduate and a french scientist. david wineland will share the prize with serge haroche of france. the committee is crediting the two with new ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them that may lead the way to super fast commuters and the most precise clocks ever seen. >>> for one home shopping channel, the show must go on even if one of its guest host isn't feeling up to the task. >> mom and dad wants them to be safe. but you know --. >> are you okay? >> okay. what it does it gives us an opportunity for
above the new mexico desert. >>> hopefully the weather will cooperate for him and if you like warm weather than we've got the forecast for you. it's heating up again. >> and we had a jump today. we jumped a food ten degrees in comparison to yesterday when we had plenty of cloud cover and cool conditions and even isolated showers. hi everybody. let's take a look at today's high temperatures across the bay area from the low 60s in pacifica through the beaches. 78 degrees in san francisco. that's spot-on for this time of the year. low 70s in san jose down from the average high of 77. and we were in the mid 70s in santa rosa average high about four degrees off the mark. 76 in livermore. this is the scene on your saturday evening. and the city by the way. where currently it is 62 degrees. temps still into the 60s and 70s pretty much across the board tonight we'll bottom out into the 40s and 50s and we will see the sky become partly cloudy with some areas of low clouds drifting on shore from a vigorous west wind 10 to 20. area of low pressure to the north of us banging up against the pac
's felix baumgartner and planning to free fall over new mexico jumping from the strat fear, 120,000 feet and expected to fall faster than the speed of town. his team has been pushing back the time because of the weather. he tried to make the jump on tuesday but was scratched because of the winds. we'll watch to see if felix will go flying. would you go up that high? >> no, and if i was, because i love space, i would go on a space shuttle mission. in fact the space shuttle endeavour is making its way to its new home. it was supposed to reach the science museum last night. they told people to stay inside and get out of the way, the streets were so narrow. the planned route, they didn't do their math right and they had a problem. it's still making its way slowly. they -- i don't like this part. they took down 400 trees to make way. >> but they needed to do that to let it go through the streets. >> i hope they grow back. technicians had to figure out how to maneuver the wings. folks, if you look out your window and see this live, which we're looking at, it is for real and it's on the streets
expands this morning. it's out of new mexico and first recalled it's peanut butter because of an outbreak of salmonella poisoning. now they're adding raw and roasted peanuts to the list. the products are sold at trader joes. gas prices in california are still high but they are coming down by a few cents. here's a look at the current average for a gallon of regular in the bay area. 459 in san jose, 460 in oakland and the highest is in san francisco. these prices are as much as 11 cents less than a week ago t. find the cheapest gas prices in your area check out pump patrol on our website best story of the day. a man's plunge lands him in the record books. l he goes. he took off in a hot air balloon yesterday in new mexico. he went up 24 miles but there was a little trouble. he went into a potentially cat of thetic flat spin but did regain control. he was the first man to break sound barrier and said the experience was humbling. >> i never anticipated it would be so tough. sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are. >> the free fall took less than ten minutes fro
the four corners region from arizona, new mexico, colorado and california meet down to the chijuajua area of new mexico. there was one excavation along the way i remember out in the desert nears winslow, arizona. the desert out there is just a still life with a few landmarks on the horizon and this empty hole, the little colorado river desert, the painted desert, and we were working on a 500-room pueblo dating back to about 1400 ad. i just remember the wind just hailing down on us for days and you would be working down with trowels inside of a trench and if you stop for too long, the sand would start to fill up your hole again because it was blowing so much and everybody was turned away from the wind. so it looked like some kind of religious thing was going on here, all these people bowed to the ground for days and days tinkering with some unimaginable smallness in front of them while the wind just pushed harder and harder, sand blasting across you, filling up all the rooms that you just emptied out as if the desert is rolling back over itself. because even where trails are left, trails d
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without an aircraft. reporting from rozz well, new mexico. >> he will be taken 23 miles up by balloon to the edge of space. he is so might go up that if his space suit leaks, his blood will boil. he will break sound barrier. no one knows the effects it will have on him. >> we practiced this. this is my biggest dream. we are one step closer. i feel good at the moment. >> felix came to fame as a young base jumper, hurling himself off tall buildings and notoriously off the giant jesus monument. this time he is helped by engineers and his suit is allowing him greater movement so he can glide during free fall. the capsule has been specially built to protect him from the freezing conditions of high altitude. this is the mission control center where engineers are making a final preparation for the jump. there's some tension but excitement. it's from here that they will track his vital signs and follow him as he falls to earth. the launch will be at a small airfield in rozz welle, new mexico. the balloon is 55 stories high and thinner than a plastic bag. felix will get in the capsule and once
are dressed up like pandas. isn't that cute? >>> felix baumgardner plans to free fall from 23 miles over new mexico tomorrow. the 43-year-old was hoping to help nasa figure outweighs for astronauts to survive a high altitude disaster. >>> another pro jeblght rumored to have taken to the skies over roswell, new mexico may have actually been reality. the u.s. government is releasing drawings, and schematics of the flying saucer it tried to build back in the 1950s. those documents show that the united states air force worked with a canadian company to create what it called a supersonic craft, shaped like a disk. project 1794 was eventually dropped in 1960, after the saucers built proved hard to fly at high all the tuesday. >>> first -- altitudes. >>> first the ruby slippers, and now dorothy's dress is on the move. the outfit judy garland wore in the wizard of oz is being auctioned off. it is the only complete original dress to survive, and is expected to bring in half a million dollars. >>> today is the last day you can see those ruby slippers at the smithsonian museum of american history, bec
in new mexico because the windshield cracked. >> once we touched down it was scarier seeing the windshield and knowing we touched down in what could have been. >> the passengers were reported to be okay. u.s. airways sent another plane to bring the passengers onto phoenix. >>> you want to make sure your kids are safe especially when they are playing outside right near your home. so for many parents, this sign may make sense. it reads warning, you hit my kid, you will be shot. phillip was tired of the speeding cars that went past his house and he says the threat ofviolence is not real but it does get drivers attention. >> it's an extreme message why so extreme. >> i rather you cover a sign a 4 foot ladder versus a tragic incident you know to where somebody lose as child. >> when the sign is out he says drivers do slow down to 25-mile- per-hour speed limit. he adds that he and his wife have not received a lot of support from neighbors. so they have received a lot of support from neighbors and are tired of seeing the drivers speed past their homes. >>> a oregon boy and his gran
's a former republican who served two terms as governor of new mexico. he joins me live. thank you so much, governor, for taking the time to speak with us today. i want to lay out a bit of your platform first before we go any further. you're a fiscal conservative. you want to balance the budget by next year cutting military spending by 1/3, getting rid of the irs and on the platform legalizing marijuana. they're fascinating platforms. a lot of people would be interested in them. my big question for you, sir, is do you think that you could beat governor romney or president obama and become president of the united states? >> well, i wouldn't be doing this if i didn't think there was the opportunity to win. most importantly, look, i think there needs to be a truth candidate in all of this. i would just like to correct you on wanting to cut the military by 1/3. i think we need to cut military spending by 43%. i think we need to cut all government by 43% or we'll find ourselves in a monetary collapse, the result of borrowing and printing money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar that we
about it. >> with me now, former new mexico governor and a republican when he was governor in new mexico, gary johnson. governor johnson, good morning. >> chuck, great to be with you. thank you. >> let me ask you this. what are you advocating that you don't think is being advocated by either president obama or mitt romney? >> let's not bomb iran, let's get out of afghanistan tomorrow, bring the troops home, marriage equality, that it's a constitutional right. i would have never signed the defense authorization act. balance the federal budget now. eliminate income tax, corporate tax, abolish the irs and replace that with one federal consumption tax which i think really will create tens of millions of jobs given a zero corporate tax rate environment. >> well, you made that fairly easy. you ticked down that. but you can go into the details on this. as you know, a lot of those things could get accomplished given the two party duopoly in congress. but many of the issues that you're advocating are positions one or the other holds. so marriage equality, the obama/biden ticket is tfully supporti
new mexico to go to college with those costs paid. so woths what's the federal role, though, when it comes to education, and what's the primary reason in this country why college division tuition is so high? well, it is because of guaranteed government student loans that because of guaranteed government student loans, no one has the excuse for not going to education. and so because of that, institutions of higher learning, colleges and universities are immune from pricing that if kids would take a harder look at it, gee, i don't think i can afford $15,000 a semester, i think i will just sit this one out. when that happens en masse, i guarantee you, the cost of college tuition will drop dramatically. today that doesn't exist. i can't afford $15,000, yet friends and family will point and say, look, you can get a guaranteed government student loan. that is another one of government's unintended consequences that have college tuition at such a high rate. [applause] >> jill. >> i think it is time to make public higher education free as it should be. [cheers and applause] we have done t
, colorado and new mexico, that was the epicenter of what was a nationwide drought. but the epicenter of the dust bowl was this area of the worst manmade ecological disaster in american history. you go wait, man made? that had gone over my head a little bit. a decade long apocalypse that not only killed your crops but moved more dirt in one day than the entire ten-year excavation of panama canal and dumped dirt in chicago and detroit and people turned on street lights in new york and franklin roosevelt went like this and had dust in the oval office. had oklahoma on his fingertips in the oval office. then it not only killed their crops but cattle and children. they started to die of what was called the dust pneumonia. who is still alive to tell the story? and you needed to find that critical mass of people. we did that and did that shoe leather to find those people, children and teenagers at the time who would suffer through this ten-year apocalypse. i think all of us after two storms we would leave and get our children out. some stayed the whole time and figured out where the stubborn
of new mexico gary johnson who joins us now. i talked to you last night during the debate. a lot of people know you for your public service but don't realize you started a successful construction company. started from scratch and sold at a nice profit in the 90s. you look at today's current figures of the construction business and is really depressing. it has been hot hard by housing and in 2006 the sort of hollowing out the construction business we have seen particularly contractors had 20,000 contractors in the united states. that was at the height of the housing business. it is down to 86,000. how do we get that market? the one you made your money in? cooking again? >> we need to balance the federal budget now. what we are doing is unsustainable. i am talking about debt and spending. i am the only presidential candidate who proposed -- promising to submit a balanced budget in 2013 which would be at $1.4 trillion reduction in federal spending. dave: to get you down to micro to something you are familiar with. your own business. specifically housing and construction. make the li
the rockies avoss the central plains. it expends from texas to new mexico all of the way up to oklahoma and kansas. the main event will be tomorrow. look at all of the cities involved. oklahoma city kansas city up through chicago the heartland where we could have large hail damaging winds and cotornadoes. this will be a spags we are following through out the day and tomorrow. a lot of local forecasters are going to be forecasting this potentially severe outbreak. >> janice dean thank you. >> 9 minutes after the hour. undoe sided voters are key in this election. what did they think of last night's performances. >> i thought he jumped the ygun. shouldn't have done it. >> i thought it was a huge mistake. it was arrogant. it sticks with me. i can't forget that. >> we will have the complete report card from frank luntz' group. >> the company already used up millions and millions of our tax payer dollars. we will tell you all about it. >>> [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome
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